MONROE, La., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wingspan Portfolio Advisors and its charitable arm Wingspan Gives Back are proud to present a free community screening of "The Hornet's Nest" documentary in Monroe, LA on Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Monroe Convention Center's Jack Howard Theater.
"There is no group to whom we owe more than the men and women of our military," says Steven Horne, CEO and president of Wingspan. "These community screenings help recognize the heroes who proudly serve our country and the great hardship and sacrifices they endure to protect all Americans."
"Wingspan is proud to be part of the Monroe community, and we are committed to support organizations working to strengthen our communities," adds Horne.
"The Hornet's Nest" follows Peabody and Emmy Award-winning ABC News Journalist Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos Boettcher, who were armed only with their cameras when they were embedded with U.S. forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan amid the constant threat of the Taliban. The film unfolds a true story of survival for the soldiers, and for the father and son team who seek to re-connect under the most harrowing of circumstances.
In a joint statement, "The Hornet's Nest" Co-Directors/Producers Christian Tureaud and David Salzberg added, "It is truly an honor to team up with Wingspan for this free screening of 'The Hornet's Nest.' We can't wait to give audiences an early sneak peak at this inspiring first-hand account of what's happening in Afghanistan. This film gives you a never-before seen look at the sacrifices, patriotism and dedication our troops face every day in battle."
"We've heard from so many of our service men and women across the country how inspiring this film is and we can't wait to share it with everyone in Monroe," adds Tureaud and Salzberg. "The film opens your eyes through a non-political perspective, and people come out of the experience saying 'how can we help.'"
Event: Free screening of "The Hornet's Nest"
When: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Introductions: 7:15 pm, Film starts: 7:30 pm (First come, first serve)
Where: Jack Howard Theater, 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA 71210
NOTE: "The Hornet's Nest" is a documentary that contains adult language and an unflinching look at the war in Afghanistan. It is for mature audiences.
"The Hornet's Nest is a riveting, powerful film that every American should see," said Dr. William Perry, Former Secretary of Defense under President Clinton and Current National Security Advisor.
"Everyone, especially non-military, should see this movie. Unless you've fought in a war, you have no idea what our service men and women go through, how close they become, or the incredible lengths to which they will go for one another," remarked Donna Walker, Gold Star Mother.
Col. J.B. Vowell, a career ARMY infantry officer and commanding officer of the Task Force No Slack in the 101st Airborne Division commented, "This film is and will be a phenomenal picture for a wide audience across the country. It is dramatic, unscripted, visceral and real. Nothing I have ever seen comes close. People in the general public who have so far been deprived of knowing and understanding what is happening in Afghanistan will be awed. It achieves what no screenplay can: it places you in the most harrowing combat scenes against a hostile enemy in the most complex terrain imaginable where buddies fight for each other's survival and mission accomplishment."
About Wingspan Portfolio Advisors
Founded in 2008, Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, LLC, is an award-winning, diversified mortgage services company, partnering with lenders, servicers, investors, mortgage insurers, attorneys and real estate agents throughout the U.S. With offices in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Colorado and California, Wingspan's team of experienced professionals provides a wide range of mortgage-related services. For more information on Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, please visit www.WingspanPortfolioAdvisors.com.
About High Road Media
High Road Media is a full-service entertainment company that produces, distributes, markets and support high quality entertainment content in all mediums globally. High Road Media's Principals Christian Tureaud and David Salzberg have produced a number of feature films including the critically acclaimed "The Perfect Game," "Running the Sahara," "La Source," and the inspiring new documentary feature, "The Hornet's Nest." High Road Media also produces hundreds of episodes of original television content, and the company also creates worldwide brand marketing and advertising campaigns. High Road Media is a one-stop shop for entertainment creation and distribution with TV, Sports and Digital Media/Online divisions. High Road has produced content that has been distributed theatrically and aired on all of the major networks globally.
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